Parish officials are expected to travel to Baton Rouge to meet with Gov. Bobby Jindal.
is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday. It was called after Jindal received flack for
not visiting the community affected by the massive sinkhole.
point, Jindal has still not announced any plans to visit the site. He has also
not stated plans to make a trip to the area affected and meet with residents,
many of them still displaced. Texas Brine, the company that owns the nearby salt
dome, has been working to stabilize the sinkhole near the Bayou Corne area.
official, who asked not to be named, said the governor was right in saying state
agencies are doing plenty to monitor the situation and hold Texas Brine accountable,
but that Jindal needs to simply meet with the people affected to assure them he
cares. Another official, who also spoke on the condition of anonymity, said
they are worried this could set a bad precedent.
is meeting with local officials from Assumption Parish and state agency
directors on Monday to determine what more can be done for the citizens
affected by this event," Sean Lansing, press secretary for Gov. Bobby
Jindal, stated in a news release.
sinkhole has kept about 350 people out of their own homes for nearly seven
Tuesday, November 26 2013 5:32 PM EST2013-11-26 22:32:12 GMT
Bayou Corne residents are taking their concerns over the sinkhole disaster straight to Louisiana officials. They joined retired Army Lt. General Russel Honore and Assumption Parish leaders for a hearingMore >>
Bayou Corne residents, retired Army Lt. General Russel Honore and others went before the Department of Natural Resources to weigh-in on proposed regulations on salt domes.More >>
Tuesday, November 12 2013 6:55 AM EST2013-11-12 11:55:18 GMT
Concerned homeowners in Assumption Parish will have a chance to talk about new observation relief wells being installed at the sinkhole.The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm Tuesday night at the CommandMore >>
Concerned homeowners will get a chance Tuesday to learn more information about the new relief wells being installed near the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana.More >>
Friday, November 8 2013 12:59 PM EST2013-11-08 17:59:14 GMT
Crews have been given the green light to continue work on the massive sinkhole in southeast Louisiana. There was a flyover of Bayou Corne on Thursday to obtain new pictures of the sinkhole from the air.More >>
Crews have been given the green light to continue work on the massive sinkhole in southeast Louisiana after a crack on one of the berms put a halt to things. More >>
Monday, October 28 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-10-28 16:30:16 GMT
There has been more activity at the site of the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana, including the development of a crack on one of the berms. According to the Assumption Parish Police Jury, the crackMore >>
There has been more activity at the site of the giant sinkhole in southeast Louisiana, including the development of a crack on one of the berms.More >>
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. Click here to see the photos from August 2012 until now.More >>
The Assumption Parish, LA sinkhole continues to grow. The ground opened up on August 3, 2012 and residents were evacuated from their homes. The sinkhole, or slurry, is consuming land and trees. Many images are from the Assumption Parish Police Jury. Click here to see the photos from August until now. More >>
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